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  • The Line Drive for September 7
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    Posted September 7th, 2020 at 3:15 pm No Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦NBA 2K21 is now the lowest rated in series' history with a current 67 Metacritic score. ♦Adjustments are being made to shooting in NBA 2K21 after changes led to poor results. ♦Even the cover athlete has been confounded by the shooting as it stands in NBA 2K21. ♦The mobile companion app is out for iOS and Android devices for NBA 2K21. ♦The first pa...
  • Details on a third patch coming down the line for Madden NFL 21
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    Posted August 31st, 2020 at 4:45 pm No Comments »
    With the chatter around Madden NFL 21 the most negative in series' history EA Sports has provided details on an upcoming patch a full week and a half in advance of its targeted Sept. 10 release, with some intent likely about altering the discussion taking place. A pair of patches already tackled some of the early technical issues but much still remains on the table to be handled. This next one will not deliver promised new Franchise Mode features with the publisher now teasing info on pla...
  • Madden NFL 21 Review
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    Posted August 28th, 2020 at 12:00 pm No Comments »
    Between the ongoing pandemic and impending transition to new consoles Madden NFL 21 and other sports games this fall will have faced unprecedented challenges. Some of what that could mean has already been demonstrated with the release of Madden 21 which has stumbled out of the gate to the worst reviews in the 32 year history of the series. (more…)...
  • Early issues with Madden NFL 21 already being addressed
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    Posted August 26th, 2020 at 6:30 pm No Comments »
    EA Sports has already released one update for Madden NFL 21 with another patch scheduled to arrive by the end of the week. The fixes implemented are for things that severely impacted player's first impressions and made it appear obvious that the game was not quite ready for release. Those range from slowdown in the Ultimate Team menus, to missing players making The Yard quite literally unplayable, fields missing yard and slideline markings, and even the Seahawks being misspelled as the 'Seah...
  • Press Row Podcast: Madden NFL 21 and PGA Tour 2K21 Release Reaction
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    Posted August 25th, 2020 at 8:30 am No Comments »
    In the midst of a pandemic two major sports games have just released. One seems to have handled the challenges to produce a possible Sports Game of the Year candidate while the other may have been better off delayed. Pastapadre, MillsTwitch, and Rich discuss first impressions of Madden NFL 21 and PGA Tour 2K21. Check out the podcast through Apple Podcasts for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Windows. The show can now also be found on ...
  • Demo for NBA 2K21 now available
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    Posted August 24th, 2020 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    The demo for NBA 2K21 has gone live on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It should later today for PC as well. The download is a massive 31GB which is slightly smaller than it was with NBA 2K20 but 2-3 times larger than years prior. Included is the ability to play exhibition games with the Bucks, Clippers, All-Time Lakers and All-Time Celtics. The MyPlayer Builder is also featured in the demo. Unfortunately there is a limit of five games that can be played. After that the 2KU options and MyPlay...
  • PGA Tour 2K21 Review
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    Posted August 20th, 2020 at 12:15 pm No Comments »
    The fourth entry in the series previously known as The Golf Club is certain to get increased exposure due to the rebranding to PGA Tour 2K21 and the marketing might provided by publisher 2K Sports. Overlooked by some and arguably underrated in the past by others, this latest iteration won't seem dramatically different to those who are familiar with The Golf Club but does deliver a more welcoming experience for newcomers and those who may not find themselves improving at a rapid pace. (more&...
  • 10 hour trial for Madden NFL 21 now available through EA Play
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    Posted August 20th, 2020 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    Madden NFL 21 can now be downloaded as a timed trial with EA Play on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The EA Access subscription service was rebranded as EA Play earlier this week. Subscribers to the base service will get 10 hours of playtime after which it will expire requiring a second EA Play account to get 10 more hours or the game to be purchased come release. The timer ticks down whenever the game is loaded regardless of whether it is being actively played, menus navigated, or if the...